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That skylight is a hole in the roof of a cave passage through to the ground surface. it may be an inlet shaft, a section of collapse or a breach due to surface lowering .?
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Sinkhole session (NH 8.6) at EGU 2012
we would like to draw your attention on the following forthcoming
Scientific Session on Sinkholes at the General Assembly of EGU in
Vienna, next April:
Session NH8.6 "Sinkholes: from susceptibility to risk evaluation and
mapping" at EGU General Assembly (Vienna, 22-27 April 2012)
Convened by: Mario Parise, Giulio Iovine, Stefania Nisio
Sinkholes are widespread in many countries of the world, in several geological and morphological settings, affecting distinct lithotypes either in the detrital cover sequences or in bedrock outcrops. In particular, some phenomena develop in geomorphological context characterized by plain areas and notable detrital coverages, either made of sediments or colluvial or residual terrains, thick even tens to hundreds of meters. In some cases, the genetic mechanisms are poorly understood; they can be quite complex and appear not directly connected with classical karstic processes. The recent urban development and the increasing need of spaces for infrastructures in areas potentially affected by sinkholes require a better comprehension in terms of related susceptibility, hazard and risk. The session aims to stimulate the discussion on the state-of-the-art of the studies on the mentioned topic, with special regard to sinkholes in plain not-karstic areas. Analyses of genetic mechanisms, methodological examples of investigation, and case studies are welcome, as well as description of techniques for evaluating susceptibility, hazard and risk.
Note: A selection of studies presented at this session will be considered for publication in a special issue of a relevant international journal.
For info on how to submit an Abstract see this page.
or go directly at the sessions page, choose Session NH8.6, and press "Abstract submission"
The deadline for the submission of Abstracts is 17 January 2012.
In case any technical questions arise, please contact us.
For any questions relevant to the Session organization please do not
hesitate to contact me
We hope to see you in Vienna!
Mario Parise and co-conveners
by Lasha Asanidze on 25 Apr, 2015
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by John Gunn on 24 Apr, 2015
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by Speleogenesis News Manager on 24 Apr, 2015
The first EuroKarst conference is announced to be held in Neuchatel, Switzerland from the 5th to the 9th of September 2016 This new conferences series is a merger of the Besançon-Neuchatel conferences (see eg the last H2Karst conference) and the Malaga international symposium on karst Starting in 2016, the Eurokarst conferences will be hosted every two years alternatively in one of those three cities Conference website: http://wwweurokarstorg/ Conference page in Speleogenesis Calendar: http://speleogenesisinfo/directory/calendar/eventphp?id=267. ...
by Lukas Plan on 13 Mar, 2015
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by John Gunn on 09 Mar, 2015
A reminder that 14th March is the deadline for submission of abstracts for the "Karst Groundwater at Birmingham" conference This is the main meeting for the IAH Karst Commission in 2015 and is also being sponsored by the International Speleological Union through its Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis and the International Geographical Union through its Karst Commission Within the UK the conference is also sponsored by the British Cave Research Association, the British Geological Survey, the Hydrogeology Group of the Geological Society of London and the IAH GB Chapter Three keynote speakers have now been confirmed: Andreas Hartmann for the "Modelling Karst Groundwater Systems" theme; Christian Griebler for "The ecology of karst groundwaters" theme and Nico Goldscheider for the "Human-karst groundwater interactions" theme The pdf file containing summary information and links to the conference web site can be downloaded via this link Or just Google KG@B 2015 Professor John Gunn Limestone Research Group School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences University of Birmingham Edgbaston Birmingham B15 2TT Great Britain. ...
by Andres Ros on 30 Jan, 2015
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by Monika Markowska on 28 Jan, 2015
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by Speleogenesis News Manager on 20 Jan, 2015
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by Cory BlackEagle on 17 Jan, 2015
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by Speleogenesis News Manager on 08 Dec, 2014
Next year the International Union of Speleology (UIS) celebrates its 50th Anniversary and you are invited to the celebration! The celebration will held in June 2015 with the 23rd International Karstological School, a series of state-of-the-art lectures and field trips conducted annually by the Karst Research Institute in Postojna, Slovenia Next year’s school will focus on the importance of exploration on cave and karst research To register for the celebration and/or the school, and for more information, see the first circular of the School Contact person: Nadja Zupan Hajna iks@zrc-sazusi. ...
News from Speleogenesis community:
Speleology in Kazakhstan
Hello everyone! I pleased to invite you to the official site of Central Asian Karstic-Speleological commission ("Kaspeko") There, we regularly publish reports about our expeditions, articles and reports on speleotopics, lecture course for instructors, photos etc Also we have forum there Site's language is Russian Welcome! --Aleksandr Shakalov. ...
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The deepest terrestrial animal
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Caves - landscapes without light
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